Information About Jacqueline - Worcester tutor - (15 reviews)
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English (Foreign Language)
**Congratulations to my hard-working 2017/18 Tutees!** Fantastic results again! :)
A special thanks for super efforts from:
Erica - taking on a new A level independently in her gap year - Sociology AS and A level in 9 months - achieving an A!
Brandon moving from a level 5 to level 8 (new system) in English and
Ed - moving from a level 3/4 to level 6 in English - fab!
To all students - young and old… er!
Help is at hand!
Let me help you to raise your grade and perform better in those pesky exams! Or perhaps you would like the benefits of more personalised coaching in general…
Let me help you - in tailor-made sessions where YOU feel totally comfortable – where you can ask questions you may think sound 'silly' or even 'obvious’ - without being laughed at…I promise!
We can all get a bit ‘stuck’ with our learning – whatever the subject or process:
• Sometimes… we try hard – learn lots of information about a subject… BUT…we then struggle with exams,
assessments, essays and more…
• Sometimes… we get stuck and find it hard to nudge our grade up by just that little extra bit…grrr!
• Sometimes… we just can’t seem to ‘store’ the information in our heads to start with… • Sometimes… we have simply ‘switched off’…it’s all ‘too much’… • Sometimes … we feel studying has been going on for too long….we can’t seem to ‘get back on track’…
Well - you CAN accelerate your progress or get back on track and catch up!
Often, we just need a different route – to look at things with fresh eyes, to find the best and speediest ways to ‘unblock’ any ‘blocks’ and store that all important knowledge effectively.
I am skilled in ‘fine-tuning’ – discovering the specific gaps and blocks which may be making your studies harder.
I specialise in supporting YOUR ability to accelerate YOUR progress.
Remember – we are all life-long learners. Identifying the most effective methods of learning and your particular favourites, will help you now and in the long-term.
Experience & Background
The formal ‘stuff’!
I retain a small tutoring service alongside my core business - a consultancy and training service across learning and business sectors. I also continue to examine for Cambridge [CIE].
In my extensive experience, as with adults, most young students I continue to work with, experience difficulty in four key areas. They struggle to:
• Precisely understand the ‘brief’ [task directive]
• Compose precise, properly analytical answers or essays
• Undertake and complete, efficient and effective proof-reading and editing of work.
• Complete work within time allocations
Precision coaching and tuition, supporting process and language skills within a given subject or task, offers marked progression, improved outcomes, and most importantly, increased confidence… It is always a pleasure when students report improvements across their studies and in their own confidence to manage challenges effectively.
Ultimately, students – as in life generally - need to understand precisely what is required and how to achieve desired outcomes within given time-frames.
Subject interest and knowledge are vitally important but how to articulate and communicate this knowledge effectively, analytically and in a timely manner is also key to maximising success.
Tailor-made sessions can include:
Subject tuition/support – English, English as a second Language [TEFL], History, Sociology, Psychology, RE, Classics & Geography
Revision & learning support –study/process skills, revision programmes, essay-writing skills,
Specific learning needs – sessions to support those needing curriculum adaptations – ie those with dyslexia and dyspraxia or other learning difficulty.
I have many years experience advising and training – originally as a teacher, then as an Educational consultant/trainer across business and learning sectors.
Educationally, Additional Needs [SEND] and EAL [TEFL] have been my specialist areas – including Able & Gifted learners. I have experience working across state and independent sectors. As a leader of specialist educational services, I developed and managed tailored provision, across the curriculum, for learners with diverse learning and additional needs. As a county-wide Adviser, I developed and delivered comprehensive training packages for relevant stakeholders, including advisory and monitoring services to support improved outcomes for learners - including adults. As such, I have an strong understanding of the 'bigger picture' for my young learners and the wider demands upon them as they try to 'juggle it all'!
I enjoy keeping capacity to tutor young students still - often insightful and always rewarding!
Key educational roles:
Independent consultant and trainer - developing and delivering communication/language-based training packages into businesses and relevant educational settings
Educational Adviser/Consultant for Worcestershire - advising, developing & delivering training programmes to teachers, headteachers, external agencies & key stakeholders - helping them to maximise the progress of their learners and improve outcomes.
Inclusion Manager; Additional Needs Unit Manager [County-wide Gross Language Disorder Unit]
Establishing an Additional Needs infrastructure & developing personalised learning & support programmes for learners - Able & Gifted learners; those with additional physical needs or specific learning needs such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and those with emotional and behavioural needs.
An initial, informal and relaxed interview - 'chat'- is key to identifying the needs and wishes of all my tutees - I always respect the views of my clients - whether adult or young person - if we don't 'connect' personally, coaching will be dreaded and unlikely to succeed.
I have a reputation for quickly developing a professional yet warm rapport with everyone – it is really satisfying when even the most disgruntled young students start to see the real value of their efforts, to become more hopeful… and smile more!
I often find young students in particular, like to have a good 'moan' about their learning issues during that initial informal meeting! Once relaxed, we then complete, more formally, a specialist questionnaire, which I use to further analyse their current needs and establish some initial targets.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Leeds [Scarborough College] (1992) - Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- University College Worcester (1991) - BA [hons] History/English Lit/Sociology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Dublin School of English (1987) - RSA/CELTA (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Worcester College of Technology (1986) - RSA intermediate secretarial (College) (✘ Not On File)
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For future students - I always explain that whilst I will offer a core regular slot, I will occasionally need to reschedule due to certain meetings or examining events I can't control. I usually find another slot in the same week or add extra in elsewhere. Likewise, I try to accommodate the unexpected commitments of my lovely students - we all seem to find this flexibility quite useful at times! As such, I rarely charge for cancelled sessions ( unless it becomes too regular!)
I'm delighted to have found such an excellent tutor for my son!
Two years on - what fantastic results Adam - A* !! The D grade that annoyed you so much is a million years ago now!
Text received from Rachel after results: "Adam says 'thank-you so much for all the help & support you’ve given me over the year!' Personally I’m relieved it's all over & chuffed he got such a high mark 4 Eng Language!" - So am I Rachel! :))